Religion: not determined yet
Alter Ego: Samuel Smithers
Other Names: Blackheath
First Appearance: Strange Tales (vol. 1) #113 (Oct. 1963)
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 86
Comic Book Appearances: 85
TV, Film Appearances: 1
Enemy of: The Orb
Ally: Cowled Commander
As chronicled in the Thunderbolts series (issue #s 58,60,61 and 63), Cottonmouth, Hawkeye, Headlok/Mentallo and Plant Man once escaped together from a maximum security prison and were forced to remain together for quite some time due to high-tech confinement gauntlets. This group was informally known as the "Chain Gang," but this was never really a formally organized team.
Among his other many villainous exploits, Plantman was a member of the short-lived super-villain team "Crime Wave," which was organized by the Cowled Commando (secretly NYPD police sergeant Brian Muldoon) as a way to push the city to provide a stronger police force. Crime Wave appeared in Captain America (vol. 1) #s 157-159.
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